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NBC 6: Ex-Miami-Dade Clerk of Courts Supervisor Accused of $100K Filing Fee and Fund Theft

Tyrone Derise Smith, Jr., courtesy of the Miami-Dade County Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation


A former supervisor for the Miami-Dade Clerk of Courts was arrested after authorities said he stole more than $100,000 in filing fees and deposit funds over a two-year period.

Tyrone Derise Smith, Jr., 35, was charged with grand theft over $100,000 and organized scheme to defraud over $50,000, both first-degree felonies, according to the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office.

Smith had served almost 11 years as an employee in the New Suits Section of the Family Court Division until he resigned on June 4, 2018.

Smith was booked into jail, and attorney information wasn’t available.

“When government employees steal, they not only grab the public’s money, but they squander the public’s trust in their local government,” Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle said in a statement. “Such actions betray our community and can never be accepted or tolerated.”

This story was produced by NBC 6 South Florida.

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